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geometric pattern in browns and blues: a dry part of Australia seen from above

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Satellite Imaging, Not Tourism, Is the Modern Space Race

While Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk send people into orbit, real-time mapping of the Earth has much broader applications, writes Dean Ray Jayawardhana.
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Father's Day: I'm a writer because of my dad, but he is still my most challenging subject

This article in USA Today is the first attempt by Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of astronomy, to write about his father—his inspiration and most difficult subject.

 Earth as a pale blue dot seen from space

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30 years after 'pale blue dot' photo of Earth, the coronavirus reminds us of our fragility

In this great big universe we call home, we are dependent on each other to get through this crisis, writes Ray Jayawardhana, Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of astronomy, in an op-ed article in USA Today.

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